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March 5/08 9:40 am - 2008 Island Cup Series Starts this Weekend with Nanaimo Super D

Posted by Editor on 03/5/08

2008 Island Cup Series Starts this Weekend with Nanaimo Super D

Need a great way to drop some of those winter pounds? Think you can handle 15 minutes of heart pounding action as you line up for a mass start and do your best to navigate single track, fireroads, climbs and descents? Then come out this Sunday March 9th to the Nanaimo Super D, this year's first stop on the 2008 Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series.

Located just past the Wastelands Motocross Track, the Doumont Road Mountain Bike Trails are home to this and other Nanaimo races this season. Maps and driving directions are available on the new Island Cup Series website Registration for the race is $10 and it starts at 10am at the upper yellow gate, with racing commencing at 12noon.

Racers this season must be a GRMBA licensed member. This can be paid for through their home club, on race day at registration, or occasiona racers can pay $10 for a 1 day race license at the event.

There will be three categories, beginner, intermediate and expert. All beginner category racers will race for free, but must pay for either a GRMBA club license or 1 day event license. There will be prizes for the winners of the expert and intermediate races.

A Super D is a downhill race on a mix of fireroad and cross country trails with the total race taking 15-20 minutes to complete. A great race for a 6/7 inch bike.

Proceeds from this event will be going towards the Nanaimo and Area Land Trust, to help in their efforts to save Nanaimo‚s green spaces.

The next race is Sunday March 23rd in Nanaimo, downhill race #1.

For more information contact Arrowsmith Bikes in Nanaimo and be sure to check out for Race Results, Forums, Photo Galleries, Maps and more.

This year's Island Cup is brought to you by:

Arrowsmith Bikes Nanaimo & Parksville,
Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club,
Dodge City Cycles,
Experience Cycling Duncan,
Riders Cycles,
Riding Fool Hostel,
Ozzie's Cycles,
United Riders of Cumberland,
Comox Valley Mountain
Grass Roots Mountain Bike Association


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